I've read The Hunger Games twice now. Both times I tore through it in about 3 days. It's a great book. Recently I was reading on blogs about teachers who are teaching The Hunger Games in their classrooms. I would love to teach it. I'm a bit concerned about the fact that it's so violent. Then I chatted with a former student and she suggested reading both The Hunger Games and The Giver and then comparing the utopian societies. This made me think that I never once thought about not reading The Giver with my kids. Maybe I can read The Hunger Games with them. I can bet money that they have probably seen worse things on TV and at movies, and they probably will go see the movie when it comes out.
So, my question[s]...
A) Have you read The Hunger Games with your class?
B) Are you going to read The Hunger Games with your class?
C) Will you request parent permission to read The Hunger Games with your class?
D) Do you have any great resources for teaching The Hunger Games to 7th & 8th Graders?